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Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Scientists Trace Society’s Myths to Primordial Origins

The Greek version of a familiar myth starts with Artemis, goddess of the hunt and fierce protectress of innocent young women. Artemis demands that …

Ancient History

Scientists Release Air that Has Been Trapped for 800 Million Years

Our finding answers one big question: Did life come first or atmospheric oxygen?”<p>Breathable, oxygen-rich air is a valuable commodity in the universe, as the movie <i>Spaceballs</i> so poignantly chronicles. But reconstructing the rise of the delightfully oxygenated air we all know and love is "a famously …

Scientists Capture Rare Footage Of Omura's Whales

Very little is known about the whale species that was only discovered in 2003.<p>The New England Aquarium on Thursday announced that one of its scientists, Salvatore Cerchio, and his team of researchers spotted a record 80 individual Omura's whales off Madagascar last fall. Prior to that, just 44 of …

Even 30 years of deep freeze can't stop the water bear

A tardigrade, also known as a water bear, and tardigrade egg were revived after three decades of being frozen—and picked up right where they’d left …

Biology

This Fascinating Visualization Maps A Future World After Climate Geoengineering

Hacking the planet could cool the Earth down, but it might come at a cost.<p>If the world manages to cut carbon emissions enough so they peak by 2040–a goal that will be a huge challenge, despite the loftier promises made at the Paris climate talks–life will still change dramatically. A new …

Climate Change

The Milky Way's clean and tidy galactic neighbor

IC 1613 is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). This VST image shows the galaxy's unconventional beauty, all scattered …

Universe

Vintage Windows Transformed Into a Gorgeous Greenhouse

Who knew yard sale finds could lead to such an unbelievable transformation?<p>When Barb Rosen, the blogger behind Our Fairfield Home & Garden that we came across on Hometalk, spotted a stack of antique windows at a yard sale going for $5 a piece, she snatched them up. While she didn't immediately have …

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch<p>Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in …

Pollution

Case made for 'ninth planet'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1221000/1221615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524623669_61c5fedd8fe3f24e6df2a6f72252f9b3<p><b>American astronomers say they have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System orbiting far beyond even the dwarf</b> …

Five planets align: Northern Ireland stargazers prepare for rare sky show

<b>Skywatchers are about to get a rare chance to see five planets align in the night sky in a celestial show that has not been seen for more than a decade.</b><p>The line-up includes Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter and is best viewed from southern parts of the northern hemisphere.<p>In Northern …

Planet Nine isn’t a Death Star or the killer planet ‘Nibiru.’ It may not even exist.

This is the journalistic mountaintop: Soon after we published our story Wednesday on the conjectured Planet Nine, our article was cited as a footnote on the Wikipedia entry for the “Nibiru Cataclysm.”<p>You know about the Nibiru Cataclysm, right? I should confess that, although I have reconnoitered …

Astronomy

Here's how long a day lasts on other planets of the solar system

The ways in which we measure our days and years, for example, are actually the result of our planet's distance from the Sun, the time it takes to orbit, and the time it takes to rotate on its axis.<p>The same is true for the other planets in our Solar System.<p>While we Earthlings count on a day being …

This startup has found a way to remove CO2 from the air and turn it into pellets

An “air capturing” plant is taking in air through giant fans, filtering out the carbon dioxide, absorbing the gas in liquid, and converting it into pellets in a bid to combat climate change.<p>A Canadian start up, backed by Bill Gates, built its first such plant in Squamish, Vancouver, where members …

Bill Gates

The lawn goodbye: Why it's time to consider alternatives to those labour-intensive patches

Lawns are highly political things.<p>The green expanses first emerged in the 16th and 17th centuries as a place where wealthy European aristocrats could graze their sheep and show off the hired help. Since then, they have come to represent inequality, environmental degradation and conformity (not to …

4 Questions That Set The Stage For Vital Teaching

Why should teaching the processes of learning be on the front burner this year in your classroom? I think this familiar proverb answers that question …

Amazing footage debunks the 200-year-old theory of how hummingbirds get their food

These tiny birds can suck 10 drops of nectar out of a flower every 15 milliseconds, researchers at the University of Connecticut recently discovered. For nearly two centuries, scientists have thought the birds used a much slower "wicking" technique, LiveScience reported.<p>It turns out that …

"Immortal" Jellyfish Swarm World's Oceans

January 29, 2009<p>A potentially "immortal" jellyfish species that can age backward—the Benjamin Button of the deep—is silently invading the world's oceans, swarm by swarm, a recent study says.<p>Like the Brad Pitt movie character, the immortal jellyfish transforms from an adult back into a baby, but …

Limpet Teeth Are Nature's Strongest Material

So long, spider silk<p>Spider silk had a good run as nature’s strongest material. But recently, limpet teeth--made of mineral nanofibers--were found to be up to five times stronger. Asa Barber, an engineering professor at the University of Portsmouth in England, measured the stretching force needed to …

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NASA’s Dawn sends back stunning new picture of Ceres after a month on the dark side

Ever since NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered an orbit around Ceres -- a distant, totally unexplored dwarf planet -- last month, we've been on the edge of our seats waiting for new pictures. The spacecraft spent its first month on the dwarf's dark side, so no images were sent back. But now the wait is …

Ad of the Day: Fixodent Helps a Lion Get His Bite Back in This Amazing Short Film

There are so many reasons why this Fixodent project might never have been made. Maybe it's too ambitious. Or it's off-brand. Or it has nothing to do …

Advertising Industry

Global warming’s scary new record: Arctic sea ice peaked at an all-time low this winter

<b>(Ari N/Shutterstock)</b><p>Sea ice decline is “one of the most visible impacts we see as a result of climate change”<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>March 19, 2015 6:29pm (UTC)<p>Arctic sea ice peaked early this winter, and at its lowest maximum since record keeping began in 1979 -- yet another sign that global warming is …

Global Warming

Mushroom glows in the dark like a fungal firefly

Why on earth would a mushroom glow at night?<p>The existence of bioluminescent mushrooms has been noted since the time of the ancient Greeks, but less is known is about why a small percentage of fungi would feel the need to glow like fireflies.<p>Or at least until now.<p>In research published Thursday in …

Solar eclipse: birds to stop singing as Moon passes Sun

Songbirds are expected to fall silent as the Moon passes in front of the Sun and the darkening sky triggers night-time behaviour<p>The solar eclipse will be undoubtedly a stunning visual spectacle, plunging Britain into a morning twilight.<p>But listen carefully, because the phenomenon will also subtly …

6 beautiful but devastating nature photos that you must see

THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO competition announced its winners earlier this month, with the news and sport categories getting the most attention for the …

10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity)

We’ve told you before about the many important items our species has managed to somehow lose over the years. But a few mislaid books don’t even begin …

Archaeology

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …